Bruna Stude with Her Work at Galerie 103, Kauai
M-A Summilux-M 50mm ASPH. Black Chrome Portra 400
Phil, here's another shot of Bruna with her comments about her abstract photography work. You would not guess that this piece started with photographs she takes scuba diving.
"My developing process is quite a bit unique as I work outdoors (it is what one is NOT supposed to do when developing a photograph!) but because the prints are so large, I have no choice but to work outside. Since the Sun is an enemy - I work at night or build a tunnel from Sintra sheets to transport my prints in a developing tub. My rinse process is done with the garden hose. I also use a juice from the lime of my own lime tree in my chemical mix to achieve deep blacks... leaves flying around and decomposing in my developing tubs change chemistry and are accidental natural matter that most of the time adds to my work and every once in a while is a disaster."
Last year, she was invited to exhibit at the Songzchuan International Photography Biennial in Beijing
Perhaps Adam will start thinking of polyptychs now. (No, they are not dinosaurs from Jurassic Park.)